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Oct 29, 2018 · gabapentin and muscle pain in Chronic Pain

The problem I have with Gabapentin, it makes me feel "like a zombie", I have no energy at all, just sit in my chair most of the day. I just feel like it's too much "work" to get up, let alone do anything. A friend has had the same problem, so his wife, a nurse, took him off of it.

Jul 21, 2017 · gabapentin and muscle pain in Chronic Pain

I was taking 100mg lyrica, 3 times daily, plus 800 mg Ibuprophen, twice daily, but my new neurologist didn’t think taking the Ibuprophen as a good idea, caused rebound migraines, so he raised the Lyrica to 150mg, and encouraged me to stop the Ibuprophen. He also started me on Propranolol, to help with the migraines. I’ve only been taking it a couple of days, so don’t know yet if it is going to help. I stopped the Botox injections, they weren’t helping the headaches.

Mar 26, 2017 · Obese, diabetic with high BP; need help with food addiction in Diabetes/Endocrine System

Thank you for the information, I’ll look for it. I hadn’t heard about it before, but I’ll check it out.

Mar 26, 2017 · Obese, diabetic with high BP; need help with food addiction in Diabetes/Endocrine System

I try to do that when I can, but my husband isn’t crazy about leftovers. He is getting better about it since we both retired and we have to stretch our budget. I want to learn more recipes that I can do that with, I’m not a real good cook, and hope to learn more things that I can make enough to freeze, to vary our meals. I have a very hard time coming up with ideas for meals, and I’ve asked him to help me with it, but he isn’t much help.

Mar 25, 2017 · gabapentin and muscle pain in Chronic Pain

Yes, it is bad stuff. I was put on it for nerve pain caused from spinal surgery. My husband got tired of me nodding off in the middle of a conversation, or playing a game on my PC, and I didn’t have the energy to get my butt off the couch. It felt like if I stood up, I’d fall, my arms & legs felt like they weighed a ton each. I was taking 100mg, 3 times a day. Now I’m on Lyrica, it helps the pain, without making me into a zombie.

Mar 25, 2017 · gabapentin and muscle pain in Chronic Pain

I had spine surgery, to relieve numbness and tingling in my right hand. I’d had carpel tunnel surgery, and disks replaced in my neck, and they didn’t work, so they did a Laminectomy, which caused nerve damage in my neck, shoulders, both arms and hands.
So they put me on gabapentin for the pain and numbness from it, but I couldn’t take it, it made me fall asleep in the middle of a conversation, or while on the computer, all the time.
So now, they have me on Lyrica, and it works without the side affects, it works much better for me.

Mar 25, 2017 · Obese, diabetic with high BP; need help with food addiction in Diabetes/Endocrine System

I also had the RnY gastric bypass, 8 years ago. I originally weighed 275#, and lost 60# after the surgery, and I kept it off for 4 years.
I had spine surgery, a Laminectomy, at the back of my neck, that was supposed to relieve numbness and tingling in my right hand. It wasn’t carpel tunnel, they had done that surgery, and replaced disks through the front of my neck, the laminectomy, was the last effort to fix the numbness in my hand. Instead, I ended up with nerve damage in my neck, shoulders, both arms, and hands. So I was put on meds to take care of the pain, from the nerve damage, and I started gaining weight again. I’m on a different med now(Lyrica), but I had started “grazing”.
I am doing better lately, eating more fruits & salads, and feeling better about myself. I think this site has helped, too, actually getting responses from people. I really appreciate reading your responses, thank you so much. God Bless.

Mar 25, 2017 · Obese, diabetic with high BP; need help with food addiction in Diabetes/Endocrine System

I have been counseling several different times, over the years that we have been married. It helped me a lot originally, but the last couple of times, really didn’t help. When I would be with the counselor, I’d feel like I could make changes, but once I got home, it was like “real life” was back.
My husband has many good qualities, and I love him, but he’s an “old fashioned man”, and has certain expectations, and me cooking him supper, is the main one. If I don’t cook for him, he won’t cook for himself. Sometimes he will have micro popcorn, or a sandwich, or he just won’t eat.
I have started just fixing something for him, and I will have a salad, or something that I would rather eat. He doesn’t even seem to notice, so I assume he doesn’t mind. He knows I’m not happy with my weight, so he probably just realizes I’m trying to get the weight down. So I’m making at least a little progress at taking care of myself.
Thank you for caring.